A Halo mod for the critically acclaimed Sins of a Solar Empire, that aims to capture the fast paced intensity of the Halo series.
Further insight only this time into my musical procrastination in development of SotP and a word on the future. *Tracks are unmastered so feel free to crank up the volume :)
Posted by WaseemFarazButt on Nov 28th, 2011
A fter my previous article I introduced myself and the works I had commenced on the SotP OST.
I also mentioned of 2 other beta tracks that I had previously worked on, which i promised to show you in this coming release.
Ok here we are go again!
The following tracks you will hear below, as I post them, were made under the same timeline I created Suite 1 and New Beginnings, which were 2 months back.
I just read up on the upload date on New Beginnings actually and saw i uploaded it 5 months ago!
So as you would imagine I have new ideas and plans for the music by now :)
What is shown on this page doesn't represent my current approach and thinking behind the SotP OST; rather more accurately showing what I was thinking 2 months back.
3. Sins of the Prophets Suite 2
Immediately after the creation of Suite 1 and its auditioning to Canadaman, I went back and changed a few things to Suite 1 to his liking. The approach behind this, was this time less of the battle and more emphasis on the Theme, however if you still prefer the original Suite 1, I don't blame you, I do to; looking back on it now.
Alot of the previous elements such as that new String Synth and the Deep Percussion was kept and mainly I reprogrammed the Spiccatos to give it a different refreshing touch. This in effect was still a work in progress at the time, so the production quality wasn't the highlight of this piece.
At 0:49 where i commented you can see the new programmed part in effect.
At 1:28 I wrote a new Battle Section but mirroring closely the Main Theme.
Initially looking back on this now, It wasn't so much a Suite Track as it used to be before.
To easily explain what my intentions where behind this; I thought in my head;
"How do you use the same exact part - which is the main theme and express it in many different ways?"
So this piece was an expression of that question and very centered on the theme part that i was furthering my assessment on, and how it would sound like. Yet I had not taken from Halo as much as I would have... and so that would give me something to think about.
4. Sins of the Prophets: Main Theme 02
Main Theme 02, was my attempt to rid myself of the stagnant ideas Suite 1 and Suite 2 had imprinted onto me and rather my way of "procrastination" musically, to search for new ideas I could implement into the Main Theme.
What do you do when you run out of new ideas for the work you are currently working on?
Take a break, If i've already taken a break I do what I've posted above,
and Procrastinate Musically;
Create a totally separate track to the work im doing and through that process of creation it will initiate a new method of thinking where new ideas will come fourth.
What I got from creating that track, although not much, was the emotional undertone the Halo Music carried with it. And that was another something I needed to further develop on.
And so after taking gradual steps in my experiments towards the Main Theme as well as the rest of the SotP OST: And After my 2 month gap from composing on SotP.
I had bided enough time to wait for my ideas and ability to mature and bring about a new spring of thought into the SotP OST.